Stage 18 | Briançon / Col d’Izoard | Tour de France 2017

Jul 20, 2017, 08:10 PM

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau are joined by Orla Chennaoui to discuss the 18th stage from Briançon to the Col d’Izoard.

It was billed as the decisive mountain stage of the Tour but Romain Bardet and the rest were unable to unseat Chris Froome and so the Team Sky rider appears to be the favourite to win his fourth Tour title in five years (assuming nothing unforeseen happens in Saturday’s time trial).

But the star of the day was Warren Barguil, who won his second stage, clinched the polka-dot jersey as winner of the king of the mountains competition and cemented his place in the top ten overall.

We hear from Froome and his Sky team-mate Michal Kwiatkowski, and for Barguil and his manager Aike Visbeek.

So, join us on the Col d’Izoard…

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